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I identify core psychological issues that cost people and businesses physical, emotional, spiritual, and financial health so they can reach their utmost potential.



Educational Background

-Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, graduating Cum Laude, from Pepperdine University.

-Master of Arts degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling, graduating Summa Cum Laude, from Chapman University.

Counseling Highlights:

-Began practicing counseling in 1998 at Chapman University’s Community Clinic
-Licensed Professional Counselor since 2001
-LPC Supervisor since 2003

-In private practice since 2001

-Opened Vann Counseling & Associates to offer lower cost counseling services provided by my interns 2010

-Currently developing an Intensive Outpatient Program franchise

-Counseled over 450 individuals with a history of self-harm and consulted with other counselors on hundreds of cases

-Expertise in NSSI, boundary issues in personal & professional life, assertiveness, perfectionism, dating issues, problems related to adolescence, anxiety, depression, stress management, motivational issues, esteem problems

Speaking Highlights:
-Professional speaker since 2000
-National, State, and Local Conferences & Symposiums
-Repeat guest for numerous groups and conferences
-International speaker
-Over 65 talks on self-injury and trained over 2000 audience members from the professional and lay communities
-Trainer for 4 Colleges, 6 school districts, business networking events, probation departments, and
religious groups

-Professor for two colleges

Media Consultant Highlights:
-National, State, and Local Mental Health Media Consultant since 2009
–Over 230 interviews for TV, radio, and print media
–ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, and CW33
–Fox News Radio, Clear Channel, and I Heart Radio Contributor for stations across the U.S.

-The Dallas Morning News, The Denver Post, The Amarillo Globe, Worchester Gazette (Massachusetts), GL (Girls’ Life magazine), Houston Family Magazine, Chattanooga Parenting Magazine, Dallas/Ft. Worth/Tarrant Cty Child, Breckenridge American consulted on celebrity stories involving self-injury
–Script Consultant and panelist for movies and documentaries

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Literary Highlights: 
Author of 3 books with the 4th set for release fall 2017

A Caregiver’s Guide to Self-injury (2014)






–A Practitioner’s Guide to Self-injury: tips, techniques, activities, and debates (2015).






–The Self-injury Prevention Activity Workbook–over 30 activities and growing

-Co-edited the book, What Next???: An Honest Handbook of Single, Expecting Mothersby Sonja Dilbeck


Parenting & Relationship Expert for the media, The Teen Whisperer, the Guru of Self-injury, and a
media darling


For a list of speaking engagements and topics, go to the Presentations page and for CDs and DVDs from previous presentations go to the SHOP page to purchase the items.

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